Niger junta expels US, German and Nigerian ambassadors?

Letters sent by Niger’s foreign ministry to US, German and Nigerian ambassadors Kathleen Fitzgibbons, Olivier Schneckenberg and Mohamed Ousmane, accessed by AFP, “refuse to respond to invitations for interviews” and “other activities contrary to Niger’s interests”, to withdraw their permission to carry out diplomatic activities, 48 It was also decided to order to leave the territory of this country within hours.

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The U.S. ambassador arrived in Niger’s capital, Niamey, in early August and held his post for only a dozen or so days. The US State Department has yet to comment on the junta’s decision.

Earlier on Friday, a similar letter reached the French ambassador to Niger, Sylvain Itte, who was also given 48 hours to leave.

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